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VMAs 2015: Celebrities’ Naked Ambition


In 1986, Cher walked down the Oscars red carpet in a black crystal-encrusted cage top, and in 1988, she pushed the envelope even further and attended the same conservative awards ceremony in a Bob Mackie nude dress, making fashion and red carpet history with her barely there mesh threads. Who would have imagined that 30 years later women would still be wearing pasties?

Two years after making waves twerking with Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus came back to the VMAs as its most naked host—and to ceremoniously drop a new album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. As the host, she guided viewers through awards, special appearances, and performances—notably Justin Bieber made his return to the stage after a three-year hiatus with his song Where Are U Now—but also reminded us all that she is the queen of the #NoUnderwearSquad. Because if Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Chrissy Teigan all had one thing in common last night, it was without a doubt, their unabashed naked ambition.

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